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Session to focus on development of positive identity of students
Paula Wilkes will present a parent workshop, "Positive Identity Development and the Role of the Parent," from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lane Education Service District office, 1200 Highway 99. Wilkes is an assistant professor and coordinator of the Center for Gifted Education The Center for Gifted Education is a program at the College of William and Mary created in 1988, under the direction of Joyce VanTassel-Baska, with a specific mission statement and goals, based on an understanding of the needs of gifted and talented individuals across the lifespan. at Pacific University's Lane County campus. For information call 485-6812.
Winnie the Pooh to visit story time Saturday at Barnes & Noble
Winnie the Pooh and guests from the Boys & Girls Clubs Girls Club is a 2002 American television series created by David E. Kelley, who was also it's producer and executive producer. Only two out of a total of thirteen episodes created were broadcast on Fox Television in the United States and Global Television in Canada. of Emerald Valley will visit story time at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Drive. For information call 687-0356.
Open studio time for art students available at Emerald Art Center
SPRINGFIELD - Emerald Art Center will host an open art studio from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for youth ages 6 to 12. Participants will create projects using a variety of art materials Techniques and materials related to art:
`Secret Life of Toys' stories, songs to be presented at public library
SPRINGFIELD - "The Secret Life of Toys The Secret Life of Toys was a 1996 series based on the 1986 TV special The Christmas Toy. Each of the 13 30-minute episodes consisted of two 15-minute stories. The show was taped in Monheim, Germany (near the Dutch border), and aired on the Disney channel. " will be the theme for Saturday Songs and Stories at 1 p.m. at the Springfield Public Library, 225 Fifth St. Storyteller and musician Pattiebuff Bear will lead children in a program of music, stories and a craft. The free program is open to all ages. An adult should accompany children 5 years of age and younger. For information call 726-2287.
Lincoln essay contest open to high school students
The Oregon Lincoln Bicentennial bi·cen·ten·ni·al
1. Happening once every 200 years.
2. Lasting for 200 years.
3. Relating to a 200th anniversary.
A 200th anniversary or its celebration. Also called bicentenary. Committee is seeking essays as part of Lincoln's 200th birthday celebration. The essay contest is open to students in grades 9 to 12 who attend an Oregon school. The topic is Lincoln's presidential leadership and how it could be applied to the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. today.
One $1,500 cash prize and one $500 prize will be awarded in each of Oregon's five congressional districts. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 12.
For information, visit www.ous.edu/lincoln or call (503) 725-9030.
Teacher enrichment seminars offered by American history group
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, founded in New York by Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman in 1994, was set up to promote the study and love of American history. will sponsor 40 one-week teacher enrichment seminars across the United States and England for educators at every level and for National Park Service interpreters. Participants in the competitive application seminars will receive a $400 stipend sti·pend
A fixed and regular payment, such as a salary for services rendered or an allowance.
[Middle English stipendie, from Old French, from Latin st , books, and room and board.
Applications must be submitted electronically by Feb. 15. For information visit www.gilderlehrman.org.
ACLU ACLU: see American Civil Liberties Union. sponsoring essay contest for juniors, seniors on civil liberties
The Lane chapter of the Oregon ACLU is sponsoring an essay contest for junior and senior high school students in Lane County. The topic is "My Civil Liberties: Everyone's Business." The first-place winner will receive $500, and second place, $250.
The author of the winning essay will be invited to present it at the Lane chapter's annual membership meeting in February.
Deadline for submission is Jan. 9. For information and to obtain forms, visit www.aclu-or.org/site/DocServer/Lane_Essay_Contest.pdf?docID=3861
Scholarship for Costa Rica Costa Rica (kŏs`tə rē`kə), officially Republic of Costa Rica, republic (2005 est. pop. 4,016,000), 19,575 sq mi (50,700 sq km), Central America. study opportunity being offered
Interamerican University Studies Institute The Interamerican University Studies Institute (IUSI) fosters educational and cultural exchange between the U.S. and Latin America to address the need for better understanding among the peoples of the Americas. , a nonprofit educational exchange organization linking the Americas, is accepting applications for a scholarship opportunity to study in Costa Rica in 2009.
High school students ages 15 to 17 with two years of basic Spanish and a course in biology by June 2009 are eligible to apply.
Program dates are June 26 to July 22 and July 10 to Aug. 5. The scholarship application deadline is Friday, and the priority application deadline is Feb. 6. For information visit www.iusi.org or call (800) 345-4874.